Daily Devotionals

Clue: Week 5 - Friday

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:11 The book of 1 John was written during a time when a false teaching called Gnosticism was...

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Clue: Week 5 - Thursday

Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. Colossians 2:8 With the internet and social media, it is easier than ever to spend a lot of time being taught about...

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Clue: Week 5 - Wednesday

But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. 1 John 4:3 One way that technology, specifically social media...

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Clue: Week 5 - Tuesday

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 3:16. When I was a kid, I learned a song about the Bible at church that went like this, "The...

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Clue: Week 5 - Monday

Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that...

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Clue: Week 4 - Saturday

And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 1 John 3:23 In her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee wrote, "You never know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in...

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Clue: Week 4 - Friday

Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18 The Oxford Dictionary defines favoritism as "the practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the expense of another." As I read that definition, the...

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Clue: Week 4 - Thursday

If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God's love be in that person? 1 John 3:17 Today, we often say the word "love" flippantly. One minute, we end a conversation on the phone saying "love you," the next, we say that...

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Clue: Week 4 - Wednesday

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16 At the root of love, Scripture makes very clear, is sacrifice. You see, Jesus Himself said in John 15:13, "there is no greater love than to lay down...

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Clue: Week 4 - Tuesday

If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. 1 John 3:14 If you have followed along with these daily devotions for a while, you know that when my niece, Collins, was born, my three-year-old...

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